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Cyber Extortion, Ransomware and the South African Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Bill

2017-10-28

Abstract
The South African Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Bill criminalizes cyber extortion in section 10 of the Bill. This article discusses the problem of cyber extortion as it manifests in rampant ransomware attacks across the globe. It determines that although African countries have not been as badly hit by the recent ransomware attacks such as WannaCry, widespread ransomware attacks are imminent. It discusses the provisions in the South African Cybercrimes Bill to determine whether when such attack does happen, South Africa would be able to deal with it adequately through the Bill. It uses the Kenyan Cybercrimes Act as a comparator.



Parliament, Legislation and Accountability (Hart Studies in Constitutional Law, Volume 5)

2017-10-05

HorneAlexander and Le SueurAndrew. Parliament, Legislation and Accountability (Hart Studies in Constitutional Law, Volume 5), 2016. Hart Publishing.